- Competes with: BMW 5 Series, Mercedes E-Class, Lexus GS
- Looks like: An ungainly S-Type crashed into the beautiful C-XF concept
- Drivetrain: 420-hp, supercharged 4.2-liter V-8; 300-hp, 4.2-liter V-8 and 240-hp, 3.0-liter V-6, all mated to a six-speed automatic transmission; rear-wheel drive
- Hits dealerships: March 2008; dealers are taking orders now
When the concept version of the new XF debuted at last year’s Detroit auto show, it was heralded as the car that would save Jaguar. It’s hard to remember any other concept drawing such undisputed praise. Jaguar vowed to build a production model true to the sexy concept, and it did — for the most part.